He apparently still does not laugh.
Amid violent setbacks due to a homophobic remark on June 5, Kid Rock has finally decided to speak to critics – by repeating the same slam that got him into trouble in the first place.
“If Kid Rock uses the word f – – – – does not offend you, there’s a good chance you are one,” the 50-year-old rapper tweeted Wednesday in a statement crediting his real name, Bob Ritchie. Rock then tried to put a good-natured spin on his post by adding: “In either case, I know he has a lot of love for his gay friends and I want to talk to him. Have a good day.”
The Michigan native responded to an inflammatory TMZ clip from last week that portrayed him spitting homophobic epithets at fans filming his Saturday show in Tennessee.
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Rock’s homophobic refrain did not go down well on social media.
“A person with gay friends would not use this word as an insult,” wrote one critic of the tone-deafening statement that ironically came out in June – LGBTQ Pride Month. “Enjoy the continued loss of fans and revenue.”
Another remarked, “Funny how high priests always claim to have friends of the particular slur they happen to sling.”
“What is the blur for someone who has not been relevant since 1998?” said a commentator.
This is not the first time Rock uses a gay pejorative.
In 2015, the Ritchie Guardian reported that rap-rock, the genre that inspired his name, “turned into a bunch of bulls – – t” and was “pretty gay.
“If someone says you can not say ‘gay’ like that, ask them to go f – – k yourself,” he added.